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    Lotus Odyssey VS Panasonic PT-3500

    This is the copy of the tread from touring section.
    I am wondering which one of the two bikes to choose. Both are from the 80's and both are in good condition and have roughly the same price.
    In particular which frame is better?

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    I think you will find that both frames are well designed and manufactured. Early Odyssey generally carry a bit more prestige due to the Columbus SL/SP tubeset. However, for myself, the choice would come down to the mechical and cosmetic condition, and depend on which years we are comparing. They could be some noticeable differences in components and amenities, depending on the exact years.

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    1. Are they both the same size, if not, which one fits better?

    2. Inspect for rust: pull the seat post and with a flashlight, inspect the inside of the seat tube.

    3. Which is in the best condition, and with the best components.

    All things equal, I would go for the Lotus.
    Last edited by wrk101; 10-16-08 at 09:38 AM. Reason: edit

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